Thirupallankudi is a town in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located on the Bay of Bengal coast. The nearest major urban agglomeration is Ramanathapuram, at a distance of 39 km south. Those who love beaches should definitely visit the place, as the area is located adjacent to the Palk Strait, which separates India from Sri Lanka.
Places to Stay
One will definitely have to choose Ramanathapuram for lodging as the town lacks proper hotels. Some of the options which can be considered from a traveller’s point of view are Ruby Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Kings Inn Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 880), Hotel Haza Palace (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Ramanatha Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 300) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil.
The main events of the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Pongal in January, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, Easter and Christmas.
Places of Interest
The town’s white Jumma Masjid is a place you can visit. You can also take a ride to Azhagankulam (25 km down south along the Bay of Bengal coast) and visit places of interest such as the Athiyuthu Jamiya Masjid, Pattani Shahib Dargah, Bhagavathi Amman Temple and others. Another interesting place to visit is Erwadi (49 km away) famous for its dargah, featuring the tombs of saints and rulers and the Erwadi Masjid. It is said that the Erwadi Masjid’s 250 feet high minaret is visible from any spot on the beaches of the district.
How to Get There
The major airport near the village is located at a distance of 132 km in Madurai.
The closest railway station is the Rameshwaram Railway Station at distance of 76 km.
Both state-run and private buses ply through this area. Parveen Travels, SRS Travels and KPN Travels are some among those operators. Ticketgoose.com is one of the best bus ticket booking sites from where you will get good deals and offers.